Max’s Stormtrooper Against DIPG

April 2014

Sarah Poedtke

Sarah Poedtke
Sarah brought awareness to the cause by preparing a powerpoint presentation for a group of 125 students and teachers at Scullen Middle School. She contacted us for resources and giveaways and ran with it! Thanks Sarah for helping us give “little dudes and dudettes” more powerful weapons against cancer!

About Max

Max was known by his nickname, “Little Dude,” but there was nothing “little” about Max and how he touched so many people in his short life.

When he was five, he started Kindergarten … and was so excited about going to the same school his big sister attended. He loved sushi, legos, and Star Wars. Just weeks after heading off on the first day of school, he began a brave battle with DIPG, an aggressive pediatric brain cancer. It proved to be an opponent that was too strong to beat.

Max lives on in the hearts of the many people he connected with … and we are determined to do what we can to help find the cure for DIPG so other “little dudes” can have more powerful weapons against this cancer.

This site provides connections with:

Max Lacewell Foundation - a place where you can learn more about research into DIPG and donate to finding a cure.

Celebrating Max – gives you a way to connect with Max’s family and a place to remember this special “little dude.”


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